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Panthers ease past Red Wings

Forward Jonathan Marchessault scores, gets two assists in victory

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

Sceviour's nifty wrist shot

DET@FLA: Sceviour roofs wrist shot, doubles the lead

Colton Sceviour handles a pass from Jonathan Marchessaulton a two-on-one, then roofs a wrist shot to double the Panthers' lead in the 1st

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Vincent Trocheck and Colton Sceviour scored first-period goals, Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and two assists, and the Florida Panthers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 at BB&T Center on Saturday.

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves and moved into sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's all-time list with his 438th NHL victory, passing Jacques Plante.

Aleksander Barkov scored with 2:22 left in the third period to make it 3-1 before Marchessault scored an empty-net goal. Swiss rookie Denis Malgin had an assist on Sceviour's goal for his first NHL point.

Jaromir Jagr had an assist but remained at 749 NHL goals as he seeks to join Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) as the only players in history to reach 750.

Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who lost both games of their season-opening road trip in Florida. They lost 6-4 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Video: DET@FLA: Trocheck bounces one in off defender's skate

Petr Mrazek made 34 saves and kept Detroit in the game with several key stops in a scoreless second period.

Trocheck gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead 1:10 into the game after skating around Thomas Vanek to get behind the Detroit net. When Trocheck tried to pass to the front of the net, the puck ricocheted off the skate of Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin and past Mrazek.

Sceviour made it 2-0 at 10:01. After a long outlet pass from Malgin, Marchessault made a saucer pass to Sceviour on a 2-on-1 and he beat Mrazek to the short side.

Helm scored at 13:07 of the first period after Gustav Nyquist grabbed a loose puck behind the net and made a backhand pass to the front of the net for a one-timer.

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